Welcome to the Gamebase 64 forums.                 An attempt to document ALL Commodore 64 gameware before it's too late!

setup of Gamebase 64 help PLEASE

Discuss GameBase, the Universal Emulator Frontend!

Moderator: Jimbo

Maxwel
New Member
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 5:10 pm

setup of Gamebase 64 help PLEASE

Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:33 pm

I tried posting this on the forum before but never got a reply, i was wondering if there is a step by step guide on how to setup the gamebase64 Collection With the frontend. I tried several times, but the frontend will simply not list the games, gamelist shows up empty. Does anybody have any idea what i do wrong ?
User avatar
Pugsy
GB64 Team
Contact:
Location: North Wales, UK
Posts: 575
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:58 pm

Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:31 pm

IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS - DO NOT SKIP
=================================================
To install and setup The GB64 Collection on your computer successfully, please follow these instructions, in the following order. Once this installer has finished, these instructions can be found in the file info.txt in your \GameBase\GBC_v10 folder.

1) If you haven't already done so, download and install the latest version of the GameBase frontend (from http://www.bu22.com/). The minimum required version for this database is GameBase v1.3.

2) In the next setup screen, choose your GameBase folder from the Browse dialog. The GameBase64 Collection v10 will then be installed in a subfolder called GBC_v10.

3) Once installed, *** BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING *** please backup the database file "\GameBase\GBC_v10\GBC_v10.mdb" somewhere safe. This backup may be needed when we release future updates to the GB64 Collection. IF YOU DO NOT KEEP THIS BACKED-UP DATABASE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY FUTURE GB64 DATABASE UPDATES YOU RUN WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.

4) If you have downloaded the GB64 screenshots, sids, extras etc., GameBase will run more efficiently if these are placed on your hard-disk rather than on a CD or DVD. Note: This database is set to work with the HVSC update #58, available from http://hvsc.c64.org/.

5) Download and install any C64 emulators that you wish to use with your games.

6) Once you have run GameBase and have The GB64 Collection database loaded, you will need to do the following before you can use the database:
- Setup your emulators (if you didn't already do it as GameBase loaded)
- Setup your options (Tools-->'GBC_v10' Options)
- Setup your paths (Tools-->'GBC_v10' Paths)
- Tell GameBase which files you have (Tools-->Verify Available Files)

7) If you are upgrading from a previous version of The GameBase64 Collection, as long as you kept your old database (.mdb) file, you can import your personal info (favourite games, highscores, ratings, times played etc) into v10 directly from the frontend. To do this, go to "Tools->Import Personal Info" from the main GameBase window.

That's it! If you have problems, our forums are located at http://www.gb64.com/forum/. Have fun!
Gamebase64 Team Member http://www.gamebase64.com
Ex-freelance cheat listing/pokes contributer to Zzap, CF, CU & ACE
MAME Cheat File Maintainer http://www.mamecheat.co.uk
User avatar
.mad.
Highly Commended Member
Highly Commended Member
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 1600
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:30 pm

Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:56 pm

check these links...

http://www.gb64.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... ght=#23532

http://www.gb64.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... c6b5633cb7

incase you didn't know...
You will also need to download the game files, which are not included in the GB64 installer.

Return to “The GameBase Frontend”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests